Inviting the Silence

And now, let us enter with greater intention
into the respite of this hour.
Let us breathe in the calm that holds all.
Let us breathe in the care that cares for us all,
the mystery above us, below us, within us and beyond us.
Let us prepare to pause… to listen
that we may touch the wisdom of the ages
with the curiosity of all things new.

{ring the chime, standing still until the silence has faded, hold space of silence for up to 5 minutes}